Basketball

Former Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers questions during an interview, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. It's been nearly a year since Pitino was fired from Louisville after the school acknowledged that it's men's program was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. He wrote a book "Pitino: My Story" to tell his side of the events that led to his ousting from the school he coached at for 16 years and led to a national championship in 2013. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 04, 2018 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he's spent a lifetime. "I think my time has passed, I really do," Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. "I'm young. I'...
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September 03, 2018 - 11:33 am
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college football was...
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South Korea's Son Heung-min celebrates after winning Japan during the soccer men's gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 01, 2018 - 9:54 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service. Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games soccer final on Saturday. The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all Olympic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith shoots against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. J.R. Smith has been accused of breaking the cellphone of a fan who tried to videotape him in the middle of the night on a New York City street. Police say the Cavaliers guard turned himself in Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, to face a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. The NBA champion was given a summons to appear in court at a later date and released. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 31, 2018 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA player J.R. Smith is facing charges he broke the cellphone of a fan who tried to take video of him in the middle of the night outside a Manhattan pizzeria. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard, 32, turned himself to police Friday. He was released with a summons to appear in court at a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 8:56 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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August 30, 2018 - 1:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings said Thursday that federal authorities are investigating a former top executive after team officials uncovered suspicious financial transactions. The Kings said the FBI and federal prosecutors took formal action Monday to recover money former chief revenue...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, in San Antonio. Ginobili retired at age 41 Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, after a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire on Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a "fabulous journey" in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club...
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August 26, 2018 - 1:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the league. Stewart was given the award Sunday prior to Seattle opening its best-of-five semifinal playoff series against...
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Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women's 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 5:56 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the "unification" flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on the giant replay screen during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sight of McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 25, 2018 - 8:26 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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